Crash pads, get ready for a long-needed makeover. Meet Kim + Kyle, the dirtbaggers turned entrepreneurs who started Kush Climbing, the ‘world’s first crash pad built with sustainability and creative expression in mind’.
We’re excited to announce our collaboration with STATIC Climbing and artist Caleb Freese for some chalk bags that double as portable art. Meet the founder Taylor Carpenter.
What does The Future hold for you? Calling NYC artists – we’ve got some blank space on the BKBQB walls in your future. Meet resident artist Caleb Freese and find out a little bit more about the upcoming art community at Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge.
You might have heard the whispers, but it’s true! Here at BKB, we like to think of ourselves as more than just a climbing facility. Continue reading
Don’t miss our art show tonight, 7pm at BKB – Brooklyn With Love. There will be beer, good people and come by for a chance to own a limited edition, hand silk-screened print! Prints are 30″ x 22″, and even come in pretty colors:
Although a climbing gym may seem like an unusual place for a 13-square foot mural, for Brooklyn-based artist Caleb Freese it makes perfect sense. Despite living in the heart of one of the busiest cities in the world, Freese has a deep connection to the natural world and has spent time as a whitewater raft guide as well as a rock climbing instructor, and his art often reflects the conflict between the natural world and city life. For Brooklyn Boulders, a gym which emphasizes creativity and community, a mural which emphasizes the landscape of the city was a perfect fit. Freese’s inspiration for this piece came from the concept of a “tiny planet”, the view of looking down at a globe from above and thus displaying the New York skyline as its own unique universe. Because the space itself is so loud and colorful already, Freese created a mural which is stripped down, extremely detail oriented yet simple, and purely black and white. He wanted the mural to not be attention grabbing in a large sense, but have many small details that climbers can notice each time they come to the gym, and thus have a continuing relationship with the art. Freese employed extensive line-drawings and silk-screening to create this piece. He also has murals in the Chicago and Boston locations of Brooklyn Boulders.